Diva Runners In The Pink
Event: The Running Diva Malaysia (TRDM) 2016, Pinktober Edition
Venue: Pullman Lakeside
Distance: 10km and 3km
Organiser: NM Galaxy who also brought us The Superheroes Race 2015/2016 and Commando Elite Challenge 2015.
Cancer is a widespread disease which seems to baffle the world’s top doctors when it comes to finding a medical cure. Unfortunately, treatment for cancer is exorbitant, and often beyond the reach of most people, unless they are adequately insured against it.
Therefore, any legitimate campaigns to raise awareness or funds to help not only the cancer patients, but also, the cancer support organisations and experts should be applauded and supported. For Runners like me, via such genuine events such as TRDM, we can pledge our support for cancer patients by doing what we love, running. Now, who says, “You can’t have your cake, and eat it on the run too”…
I am uncertain if it was the Pinktober factor, the vibrant pink event Tees, the special bra-shaped medal, or the scenic venue which had attracted the large crowds. You know what? It doesn’t even matter, when the final outcome will benefit a worthy cause.
“The Running Diva Malaysia 2016 (Pinktober) was organized in support of breast cancer awareness, and we had tremendous support from more than 4,000 participants.” – Muazan Mohsin, CEO, NM Galaxy.
Every Dollar Counts
The Diva 10km distance category had attracted many regular, as well as casual runners. While, the Glamour 3km category was taken-up by lots of fun runners and family members.
The brisk sales of the Running Diva official running t-shirts had generated a total of RM3,000 for the Official Beneficiary, National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM).
Symbolically, the legions of pink t-shirt clad runners demonstrated their overwhelming support for not only NCSM, but also, for the millions who are affected directly or indirectly from the widespread sadness and suffering caused by Cancer.
“We hope that all participants had fun during the event, while maintaining healthy lifestyle by running with families and friends, and also to increase their awareness regarding breast cancer.” – Muazan Mohsin, CEO, NM Galaxy.
Watch TRDM 2016 Live Videos
3. Diva Runners
4. Love Tunnel
8. Finish Line
9. Last Words
My Final Verdict
✔Increase Breast Cancer Awareness
✔Highlighted the important role of NCSM
✔Excellent Support from the Participants
✔Majestic Event Venue of Pullman Lakeside
✔Nice 10km Route
✔Good Route Management
✔Fast distribution of medals & snacks
➕Increase ways to collect more funds
➕Should provide a venue map of booths
➕Better use of space near Stage Area
➕Flag-Off on time
When all is done and dusted, I am happy to congratulate Event Organiser NM Galaxy and all the Sponsors (Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside, GRAB, Summersault, etc.) on putting together an enjoyable fun run which was rewarding for both the participating runners, as well as the Official Beneficiary, National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM).
More cool photos in “The Running Diva Malaysia 2016” photo album at Happy Runner.
To the best of my knowledge, all of the information provided herein is accurate at the time of publishing and the views expressed are based on my own personal opinions and findings, and they don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Product Manufacturer, Event Organiser or any Third Party unless explicitly specified otherwise.
About The Author
Gus is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach. As a freelance WRITER, he has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia magazine, Cycling Malaysia magazine, Cycling Evolution magazine, Swim Bike Run magazine and more. LIKE Happy Runner for RUNNING UPDATES, Gus Rider for CYCLING NEWS, Gus Ghani for SPORTS INFOTAINMENT and FOLLOW gusghani @IG for LIFESTYLE.